Friday, April 21, 2006

The Halifax Explosion

Two Ships Collide and Halifax Reels (CBC Televison Archives, Broadcast May 24, 1967, .wmv Video 04:27). "...On a beautiful December morning (1917), the Mont-Blanc sails towards Halifax Harbour as re-enacted in this CBC Television clip. The French munitions ship is about to join a cross-Atlantic convoy to Europe and the war effort. On the other side of the harbour, the Norwegian ship Imo is on its way out of the harbour, heading to New York to pick up relief supplies for Belgian civilians. At the time of the explosion, the Mont-Blanc was carrying 226,797 kg of TNT, 2,146,830 kg of picric acid, 56,301 kg of guncotton and 223,188 kg of Benzol — all highly explosive and dangerous chemicals." From The Halifax Explosion at the CBC Archives. Also... More about the Halifax Exlosion at The CBC and Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might make mention of the other, though smaller, Halifax Harbor explosion as well. That would help people like me who can never remember either date. Thanks.

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